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danN80   Cincinnati, US  Basic Member Thu 29-Jan-04 05:21 PM
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"Tell me if I'm reading this right...D70 buffer size"



I was looking at the D70 spec sheet and found something that I hope isn't too good to be true.

Nikon USA key features...
With 3 frames per second and a Dynamic Buffer that lets you capture up to 144 shots in sequence, you'll capture every special moment you want to photograph.

I check, and the 144 is for normal JPEGs...BUT

Specs page...
Storage (Number of: RAW approx. 23, FINE approx. 73, NORMAL approx. 144, BASIC approx. 279, RAW & BASIC approx. 21

So does that 23 mean that the D70 buffer can hold TWENTY-THREE NEFs ?

I really, really hope so!!

I will be digital when I can get one of these.

Dan Burns
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DennisMe   Roosendaal, NL  Registered since 12th Nov 2003 Thu 29-Jan-04 08:46 PM
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If I'm correct, those figures are the numbers of pictures that can be recorded consecutively to a sandisk 256M card before the available buffer is used up.
It's a function of the camera's buffer size and transfer (to card) speed. IOW: use a slower card, and you get (much) worse results.

Dennis.

  

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RoyWoo   Hongkong, CN  Registered since 14th Feb 2002 Sat 31-Jan-04 06:21 AM
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I just looked at the buffering specs again. To me it reads: 4-5 NEF or 12-20 JPG. What is interesting is that it seems to have a very robust compact flash interface (developed from the D2H?). Hence, if you shoot at a smaller filesize (such as the large+normal), on a very fast card (Sandisk ultra II), you would be able to continue right on until you fill up the card (hence the 144 shots claim on a 256M card by Nikon). If you use NEF exclusively though, you will still benefit from the speed. The difference would be like upgrading your computer with a very fast harddisk.

I looked up the max throughput of the D2H and its at 4.5M (as measured by DPReview with ultra II). It seems the D70 should easily double the throughput of a digital rebel!

I think Nikon should run a joint promotion with Sandisk, congratulating each other for their speedy products .

Roy

  

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